Sad day for the worldI have just found out that the worlds greatest animator and film maker, Hayao Miyazki is retiring. His last film is called Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Raises) was played at the Venice Film Festival. I know for sure that I will miss his wonderful works of masterpiece, and the world is exiting a golden age (in my opinion) of animated films. I don't know who will take the controls of Studio Ghibli but I hope they continue to give us amazing works like Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke & My Neighbor Totoro. I wish Miyazaki Sama a wonderful retirement and I will always cherish the joy, laughter, and tears he has brought us all. He has made us all think about things just a little harder, with films such as Princess Mononoke, Pom Poko and Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind. He made us cherish our childhood with movies like My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. And he taught us to be brave with films like Whispers of the Heart, Spirited Away, Howl's Mov
My Angel: Chapter OneMy Angel: Chapter One4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Riley's point of view
Riley sat with is head on the top of his desk while he looked out the window that he sat next to.
Riley was so wrapped up in his own thoughts that he didn't even notice the slightly wet finger hovering next to his ear.
Still no answer. The person next to Riley's desk sighed/
"Alright. You brought this on yourself, dude..."
"GHAAAA!!" shouted Riley when he felt the finger enter his ear.
"Josh, what the hell?!" he demanded.
"You were ignoring me again." replied Josh.
"That doesn't mean you needed to give me a God damn wet willy!!" exclaimed the silver haired boy.
Josh was about to say something to his friend, but was cut off by an angry voice.
"Riley Martin! How many times do I have to tell you? There will be NO swearing in my class!"
Riley cringed and turned around to look at the source of the voice.
"Sorry, Ms.Harris." he said as he looked up to look his red haired teacher in the face.
Ms.Harris sighed."I'm afraid that being
My Angel: Chapter ThreeMy Angel: Chapter Three4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Riley's Point of View
Riley watched in disbelief as Ian's fingers flew across the ivory keys. He had heard the song played by the last pianist that had left Lawrence the year before. But that kid had never played it like this. The melody flowed in a gentle way that made Riley close his eyes as he listened. The song spoke volumes to Riley. He felt so many emotions wrapped around every notes as the song played. Joy and laughter, sorrow and loss. It felt as if Riley's heart was being broken open by another emotion that was hidden even deeper in the melody. The more he listened, the more he felt himself relax. Riley glanced over at Josh and saw that the teen had his head laid back with eyes closed. When he looked at some of the other students, he saw the same reaction in them. At least two girls had tears in their eyes, and even Tommy was looking at Ian in shock. Mr.Ellis was also captivated by the beauty of the song that he had heard many people attempt before. He was sure that the compos
My Angel: Chapter NineMy Angel: Chapter Nine4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Riley's Point of View
"Scoot over there, mister."
Riley rolled his eyes as he made room in the truck. Though it wasn't all bad. Riley smiled a little as Ian's hand found its way into his. Riley looked over at Kylie, noting the huge grin on her face.
'Yeah, she soooo planed this.'
Riley sighed as he thought about the evening. It had started out great. After making out with Ian, (which still made him blush slightly just thinking about it) they had made their way over to Kylie's apartment. After throwing his bags on the couch, the three had piled into the small cab of Ian's truck. When Riley had asked Kylie why she didn't have a car she shrugged.
"Why should I get a car when my job is two blocks away, and all the stores I need are within eight blocks of my building? Its just a waste of money and gas."
When they got to the theater, they had picked Eat,Pray,Love, a movie that only Kylie had any real interest in watching. Actually, it had been Kylie who had picked the movie, taking into acco
My Angel: Chapter FourMy Angel: Chapter Four4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ian's Point of View
"So where are you going?" asked Josh.
"Music room. I'm meeting Riley and Mr.Ellis to talk about the recital." answered Ian as he slammed his locker.
Josh watched as his new friend shouldered his backpack. "You like Riley." it wasn't a question.
Ian's eyes went wide and a slight blush warmed his cheeks. All he was able to do was stare at the brunette.
Josh nodded. "I knew it!" he said with a grin.
Ian blushed a little more. "What does it matter?"
"Oh, it matters my friend." Josh said with a wink.
"Wait, you mean..."
"Riley's gay?" Josh cut in.
"Yeah, found out a couple years back. Or, at least I think he is..."
"What do you mean, you think?" asked Ian.
"You'd think the guy would share things like this with me. I mean we've known each other since we were five. But noooo! The kid hardly talks to me!" said Josh as he crossed his arms.
"Yeah, well. The guy doesn't even like me."
"Hey, don't worry about it. It may seem like he doesn't like you, but that's beca
My Angel: Chapter TwoMy Angel: Chapter Two4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ian's Point of View
After he had introduced himself, Ian smiled a little when he heard the gasps of every girl in class. He didn't even care that some of the guys were laughing at him. He was used to it by now. The only thing that bothered him was the look he was getting from one of the boys towards the back of the room. The blonde was giving Ian an extremely dirty look. Ian let this go. He wasn't the type to let things bother him for to long. If any trouble came up with the guy later on, well, then he would just have to deal with it when he did. Besides, there was something else that took priority over the blonde. Ian looked back to the second to last seat in the room. The boy who was sitting there was trying to look out of the window, but was failing horribly. The two met each others gaze, and Ian had to stop his jaw from dropping. Violet. The guy had violet eyes. And his hair was, was.....beautiful. There was just no other way to put it. Before Ian could admire the boy anymore, his
My Angel: Chapter FiveMy Angel: Chapter Five4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Riley's Point of View
Riley sat at his desk as he watched Ian's breath, slowly, return to normal. It had really freaked him out when Ian hadn't been able to tell him what was wrong.
'At least he could type.'
Riley spun around to face his computer and popped in a game. He sat playing when he heard movement on his bed. He turned around as Ian turned over onto his stomach, his rust colored hair falling to cover one of his eyes. Riley was glad that Ian's breathing had almost settled. Riley was just about to start up his game when he heard the front door open and close. He smiled to himself and headed down stairs.
"Hey, Gram. How'd it go?" he asked when he reached the kitchen.
"It went just fine, dear. All the doctor did was give me more medication for my arthritis." answered Riley's grandmother.
"Riley, do you know who's truck that is parked in front of the house?"
"New kid in school."
"I'm afraid I'll need more then that, dear."
Riley smiled at his grandmother.
"He gave me a ride home. Ha
My Angel: Chapter ElevenMy Angel: Chapter Eleven4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Riley's Point of View
Riley pushed the button of the vending machine in front of him. Picking up the can of soda, he turned and headed back to the waiting room. Riley hated hospitals. They always felt cool and made him feel depressed. And this time the hospital really depressed him. Not only was Kylie in surgery because some ass stabbed her, but the entire time they had been there, Ian had been in a daze. He didn't talk to anyone, he wouldn't eat or drink anything. Riley had been worried at first that Ian would go into an attack, but the taller teen just sat in his chair, staring at his hands, which fell limply between his knees. It broke Riley's heart to see the normally happy go luck teen look like his world was falling apart. He wanted to do something, to say something that would help Ian, but Ian wouldn't even look at him. All he was able to do was sit as close to the copper haired teen as possible. They had been in the cold waiting room for two and a half hours without any word on
My Angel: Chapter SixteenMy Angel: Chapter Sixteen3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Riley's point of View
On the drive back to the apartment, Riley could tell that something was bugging Ian. He wanted to say something, but was afraid that it would upset the copper haired teen. When they got back, Riley followed the taller teen up to the apartment. Ian flopped on the couch as Riley went into the kitchen to get something to drink. He went back into the living room and sat down next to Ian. Ian smiled as he took the soda from Riley, and then leaned his head back on the couch. They sat like that for some time before it got to Riley.
Ian opened his eyes and turned his head to look at the silver haired teen.
"What are you talking about?"
"You've been acting weird since we left the hospital."
Ian looked at Riley for a moment, and then got up.
"Come on. I need to show you something." said Ian as he motioned to his room.
Riley looked at Ian in confusion as he got up and followed the taller teen. When they got into Ian's room, Ian went over to his c
My Angel: Chapter FifteenMy Angel: Chapter Fifteen4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ian's Point of View
Ian blinked as a strand of hair tickled his nose. He looked down and smiled when he saw Riley. The smaller teen had part of his face hidden in the blanket and a cheek pressed onto Ian's chest. Ian sighed happily as he laid his head back on his pillow and ran a hand through Riley's silver hair. Riley moved at the touch and looked up with sleepy violet eyes.
"Hey." said Ian.
"Hi." mumbled Riley.
"Was that warm enough for you?"
Riley's eyes shot open and he jumped off the bed, taking the blanket with him, and stalked towards Ian's bathroom. Ian groaned and got up to follow. When he went to open the door, he found that it was locked. He sighed and sat down with his back to the door.
"Riley, open the door."
"Fuck off!" came Riley's angry voice.
"Come on. I need to get cleaned up, too. We promised Kylie that we'd visit her today."
"Then why don't you go use her bathroom." Riley said flatly.
"Because she's never lets me use it."
"Why the hell not?"
My Angel: Chapter SixMy Angel: Chapter Six4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ian's Point of View
Ian looked at the door for a minute, wondering in the worried look he had seen in normally distant violet eyes.
'Riley's worried about me...' he thought.
Ian shook his head as he took his cellphone out of his jeans. He slid it open and hit the speed dial. The phone rang for a few seconds before the other line was answered.
-Yo! Ian where ya been?- came a hyper sounding voice on the other line.
"Hey, Kylie. Sorry if I worried you."
-Nah, you're cool. So what happened any way? You were supposed to be home two hours ago.-
Ian took a breath. "It happened again." was all he said.
-Are you okay? Where are you? Do I need to come and get you?-
Ian couldn't help but chuckle. "I'm fine. I'm at a friend's house. And him and his grandma are letting me stay the night."
-Okay, just as long as you're okay. Want me to bring you some cloths?-
"I'll ask Riley when he comes back up if that's cool and text you the address."
-Alright, sounds good. Sooooo...-
'Oh boy, here i
My Angel: Chapter ThirteenMy Angel: Chapter Thirteen4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ian's Point of View
"What the hell are you doing here, Alex?" demanded Ian.
"I was in town on business when I heard that our cousin was stabbed on the news. So, I thought I'd come see if you were okay." said Alex.
Ian gave the black haired man a hard stare.
"Like I've ever mattered to you before." he growled.
"Ian, you know that I care about you. You are my little brother after all."
"Don't you think you should invite me in?" asked Alex.
Alex moved to enter the apartment, but was blocked by a strong arm. Alex looked into the apartment and spotted Riley.
"And who do we have here?" asked Alex.
"None of your business." answered Ian shortly.
"Oh, I think it is. As your big brother its my job to know who you hang out with. So, why don't you let me in so I can meet your friend."
Ian took a step forward.
"You need to leave."
"Now, Alex. Before I call the police."
Brown eyes widened.
"Alright, Ian. Just remember, I'll be in town for a few weeks. I'll be dropping by to chec
Combat Zone: Chapter OneCombat Zone: Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Why.....why do I have to be the one stuck on this Irk forsaken planet?'
Kel rubbed the back of her head as she walked through the Irken camp, glaring at the new trainees as they disembarked from the Irken transport ship. She was the top fighter pilot, top close combat expert, and one of the top marksmen in her class. So why the hell was she given the task of getting noob flyers ready for combat?! Not only that, but the tech she was partnered with was a cowering little wimp. Always stumbling into things, always jumpy, and never looked her in the eye. Kel didn't care how smart the kid was supposed to be, it pissed her off that she had to deal with him. Not to mention the fact that the trainees were always giving her headaches.
Kel went over to her ship, checking over the outer shell to make sure it was in perfect condition. However, before she could finish her inspection, a loud outburst arose from the trainees. Kel spun around and saw two of the boys in an all-out brawl. She rolled her
Why I love HetaliaI love Hetalia, because the character are so put together, the jokes are so funny and well thought up. I love the dept of the characters and their personalities. All their relationships and friendship with the other characters really got me into it. It's funny and a good story. I watch it when I'm depressed, so I can see that love and friendship is everywhere, that we all join together to make the world. I just love the message it gives, the characters, the story, the friendships, the partnership, and...just everything about it. It can teach you history and even make history more fun to learn. It's a comedy, but yet it can get you crying. Most people seem to ignore the history and just the deep beauty in this show. All the idiots of the fandom who just like it for yaoi and the boys. While others love it for what it really is, a beautiful and deep story. That can make you laugh, cry, and get you to learn about the world. It's just a beautiful anime and I love it. The world is not perfecWhy I love Hetalia4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Farewell Alfred ::USxUK::I don't know how I'm still running maybe it's the adrenaline rush that sparked off as I run from each demolished house to another to avoid enemy gunfire. I just run like a deer in panic; I don't know where I'm going at all. The last few men of my troop are still shooting, some of them are praying. The rest are dead. As I'm running I hear my Lieutenant yell out my name.Farewell Alfred ::USxUK::4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Kirkland, look out!!" I stop running and look around.
It's all in slow motion now really. The blast of the grenades flings me in the air, and I feel my skull being cracked. I don't feel anything anymore. I feel numb. I haven't felt like this in a long time. I haven't been in this much pain before. My vision is slightly blurred in my left eye, where I injured myself. I touch my eye slightly and inspect it. I see my blood, dark red and sticky on my gloves.
I realise that I am going to die.
I see Francis of all people, running towards me, his uniform doesn't seem to stand out now. Then I realise that hi
Shadow BirdShadow Bird4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Fallen from the lighted heavens on high,
Broken wings and shattered heart that long to fly.
Out from the darkness silver eyes look to that high star,
Its brothers fly to the lovely light that grows still far.
It gives a heart wrenching cry that longs to be heard,
Though the others hear nothing and continue ever onward.
The pain and loss fill its heart and it says not a word,
Lost from the skies, oh poor forgotten shadow bird.
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“After all, rarely do the men who orchestrate wars find themselves holding the instruments. It's those holding the instruments, you see, they go and they die, they die at each others hands, and all their familiars and relations they weep and they cry revenge, and then the whole thing's sunk. Then the whole thing is personal, and if it lasts long enough it is cultural, and then for all the original maestros may wish most dearly to cease the thing it is too late, don't you see. The match is lit, the throat, is slit.”
Private Lanson squirmed, still adjusting to his heavy standard-issue boots, belts, and helm. The drawling voice in the shadow had been going in this vein for a good ten minutes and it hadn't helped him settle into his uniform one bit.
“Wars are fought for other people. For crowns and cravats who failed to keep the peace with words. And also for th
IOU"Fifty-Fifty."IOU5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Limbs flailed upward in exasperation, his eyes never leaving the stubborn look on his mate's face.
"This is getting us nowhere! You keep going up! You're horrible at negotiation!"
Hearing the alien's response didn't surprise him in the least; it did, however, agitate him beyond reason.
"Zim needs no negotiating. I've humored you with this banter for a while, Dib-monster, but my decision remains. It is Zim's lab we are using to do this, it will be Zim's decision on what percentage the child receives from each donor," the Invader set his hands against his hips in defiance, his wide-legged stance as firm as his metaphorical one. This was a useless fight, and the man was aware of that.
Knowing his efforts were meaningless never stopped him before.
"And I suppose you've already made up your mind on how much I'll be donating, then? I'll bet you're only taking s
ZaDR - Bullied"Look at him over there," Chunk said, nudging Torque and pointing at Dib. The teenager was leaning close to his desk, extremely focused on writing something. "The report's not even due for a week what a nerd."ZaDR - Bullied5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hey, you know what we should do?" Torque replied. He stopped lifting weights for a second and put them on his desk. "We should beat him up after class."
"Hmm well, it's been a while since I slammed a nerd's face into a locker," Chunk commented, nodding.
"Class is over in ten minutes. We'll get him on the way to lunch." Torque chose a ten-pound weight and started lifting that in one hand, watching Dib with distaste.
Dib finished writing, looked over the paper, and nodded, taking out his laptop to start writing the final draft.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the classroom, Zim was leaning back in his seat with his feet propped up on the desk and a notebook on his knees, mostly doodling instead of writing like he was supposed to be. He glanced at the teacher, but she w
Mirror--PrologueMany miles from Earth, the gargantuan Irken Massive piloted slowly through the inky black emptiness of outer space. Other spacecrafts followed, looking tiny as they tailed the enormous ship. Inside the Massive, long, spindly green fingers twitched against a porthole and a pair of purple eyes gazed out at the stars.Mirror--Prologue5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Think it'll work?" Tallest Purple asked without turning around.
Tallest Red sighed wearily. "For the thousandth time. It had better work! But nothing else we've tried ever has, so I can't help but wonder if this will be the same."
"Well, we've never tried anything as ingenious as this," Tallest Purple argued. He scarfed down a donut, licking the sticky glaze and donut crumbs from his fingertips.
"Ingenious?" Tallest Red scoffed. "Are you kidding? This isn't ingenious! This is stupid! It's completely transparent! There's no way he won't find out. He'll see right through it! He'll-" Suddenly he paused as if realizing what he was saying. "Oh. Right. It's Zim we'r